Valerie Smothers, LMT, registrar
AMTA KY Chapter

(502) 338-0163


1-day Saturday November 11, 2017 9:00 AM -4:00 pm

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Kentucky Dam Village 

8682 US Hwy 641 N, Gilbertsville, KY 42044

To RESERVE your room, please call Kentucky Dam Village Resort  directly at 800-325-0146 and tell them you are with AMTA-KY to receive the block rate. There are a limited number of cottages available so call quick!
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AMTA-KY Chapter 2017 Fall Meeting

Hands-on Learning  

Give your practice an edge by learning new techniques that will set you apart.

At our fifth annual fall meeting we  offer education that can enhance your skills immediately. Registration includes lunch. There is no business meeting, no formality, just relaxed learning and earning CE’s. This is your chance to get some hands-on education by terrific instructors and receive some much needed partner treatment at the same time.

The meeting will be held November 11, 2017 at the beautiful Kentucky Dam Village Conference Center in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.  The location is an easy drive from most parts of the state (OK so its a LONG drive  but TRUST me, the classes will be great and the area is beautiful!).

There are two terrific classes from which to choose:

"Orthopedic Massage Treatment for Common Shoulder Conditions


"4 Key Muscles,their role in entrapment/impingement syndromes and neurologic conditions:
evaluation and treatment for the Massage Therapist"

By attending one of these classes you can earn 6 hours of hands-on continuing education for a crazy low price.

Part of every meeting should be community building and networking.  For this reason we are including lunch from Kentucky Dam Village at no extra cost to you. All you have to do is enjoy your meal. Sit, visit, pick a brain or two, and share ideas!

Join us for fun, food, and a great educational experience.  I can't wait to see you there!                                                 Val

Valerie Smothers, LMT                                                                                                                                      AMTA-KY President


Choose between two classes:


Orthopedic Massage Treatment for Common Shoulder Conditions  


4 Key Muscles, their role in entrapment/impingement syndromes and neurologic conditions:
evaluation and treatment for the Massage Therapist

Course Descriptions: 

Orthopedic Massage Treatment for Common Shoulder Conditions, Joe Cinquina- 6 CE hours

This session will focus on assessing restrictions and creating individualized treatments for common shoulder conditions. Topics discussed will include the anatomy and kinesiology of the shoulder, assessment of the client using specific muscle resistance tests, and treatments including frozen shoulder and thoracic outlet syndrome. Attention to body mechanics will also be discussed, enabling the therapist to work both effectively and comfortably. Techniques will include prone, supine and side-lying positioning of the client as well as the use of heat during treatment.

Materials Needed: Massage table, linens, lubricant, participants should dress in gym shorts and tank tops or a sports bra to facilitate the hands-on sessions

Joe Cinquina, LMT is a faculty member at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy where he teaches Fundamentals, Career Development, and Thought Patterns For A Successful Career. He also assists in Kinesiology. Joe is certified in Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage by James Waslaski's Center For Pain Management and co-owns Soular Massage with his wife Cynthia.

4 Key Muscles, their role in entrapment/impingement syndromes and neurologic conditions: evaluation and treatment for the Massage Therapist, Dr Eric Epstein- 6 CE hours Impingement/entrapment of nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and tendons is a common problem that cause sufferers to seek massage therapy. Some impingement/entrapment syndromes respond well to massage therapy when accurately applied. In this 6 hour course, the massage therapist will review relevant anatomy and physiology of the Scalene, Pectoral, Piriformis and Psoas muscle groups and how these muscles contribute to pathology. In addition to lecture, there will be extensive technique instruction including pulse palpation to confirm muscular impingement/entrapment, evaluation methods that also become therapeutic, and 1-beta afferent stretches (Janda method) to relieve muscular and fascial Shortening.
Materials Needed: Massage table and loose clothing

Eric C. Epstein, Ms.T., D.C., C.C.P. is a 1988 graduate of the Self Health School of Medical Massage. As a therapist, he realized the need to continue his education in an effort to serve a larger body of individuals, and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1996. Dr. Epstein received post doctoral training in pediatrics and currently serves as staff doctor at Kentuckiana Children's Center in Louisville, KY. Dr. Epstein is the immediate past anatomy/physiology/pathology instructor at the Louisville School of Massage. He lectures nationally and covers such topics as early intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder, functional anatomy and applied clinical nutrition


For answers to your questions call  Valerie Smothers, president &  registrar at (502)338-0163


 For driving directions, click on Driving Directions below the map to the left, enter your address and it will give you personalized directions to the meeting.